Check out all 55 picks from Monday night’s 2014 #NLLDraft at TRAC
A total of 55 players heard their names called at the 2014 National Lacrosse League Draft at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre on Monday, Sept. 22. Holding the first overall selection for the second time in three years, the Edmonton Rush selected Ben McIntosh from Drexel University as the first player off the board.
“I couldn’t be happier,” McIntosh said. “It’s something you play your whole life for and hearing your name [as first overall pick] is so exciting.”
“Ben has the skill set to be one of the great off-ball players the NLL has ever seen,” said Rush general manager and head coach Derek Keenan. “He has been an accomplished scorer at every level. He’s a power forward with quick and soft hands on the inside. He’s an unselfish player willing to create space for his teammates.”
Next, Jeremy Noble (University of Denver) went to the Rochester Knighthawks while Miles Thompson (University at Albany) was drafted by the Minnesota Swarm to round out the top three picks.
“It’s a pretty special feeling,” said Noble, whose twin brother Jason was selected second overall by Minnesota last year. “When I was little, I always watched the NLL Draft and the NLL so to be selected into this league, and at second overall, is a dream come true.”
“I was pretty pumped because I get another opportunity to further my career,” said Thompson. “I spoke to the owner of the Minnesota Swarm (John Arlotta) during the week and he asked me if I’d like to play out there and I told him, ‘Yeah’. I like playing in front of a big crowd and just the atmosphere that I’ve seen there is something I’m excited about, and they have a couple of my buddies already on the team.”
The results from the entire six-round draft are listed below:
1. Edmonton (from Minnesota): Ben McIntosh (Drexel University)
2. Rochester (from Vancouver): Jeremy Noble (University of Denver)
3. Minnesota (from New England via Edmonton): Miles Thompson (University at Albany)
4. Colorado: Eli McLaughlin (Coquitlam)
5. Minnesota (from Buffalo): Shane MacDonald (Brampton)
6. New England (from Toronto via Calgary): Mark Cockerton (University of Virginia)
7. Colorado (from Edmonton): Robert Hope (Pfeiffer University)
8. New England (from Calgary): Quinn Powless (Six Nations)
9. Buffalo (from Rochester via Vancouver): Brandon Goodwin (Adelphi University)
10. Minnesota: Joe Maracle (Six Nations)
11. New England (from Vancouver via Rochester): Rodd Squire (Six Nations)
12. Vancouver (from New England via Buffalo): Conrad Chapman (Nanaimo)
13. Edmonton (from Colorado): Adam Shute (New England College)
14. Buffalo: Matthew Bennett (Brampton)
15. New England (from Toronto): Matt Crough (Dowling College)
16. Calgary (from Edmonton via Buffalo via Colorado): Tyson Roe (Concordia University Wisconsin)
17. Colorado (from Calgary via Toronto via New England): Alex Buque (American International College)
18. Buffalo (from Rochester via New England): Tyler Ferreira (Dowling College)
19. Edmonton (compensatory): Tyler Melnyk (Marquette University)
20. New England (from Minnesota): Josh Johnson (Six Nations)
21. Vancouver: Brandon Clelland (Orangeville)
22. New England: Sheldon Burns (Dowling College)
23. Vancouver (from Colorado via Rochester): Dan Keane (University of Delaware)
24. Buffalo: Jordan Dance (Orangeville)
25. Vancouver (from Toronto): Jakob Doucet (New Westminster)
26. New England (from Edmonton via Calgary): Ty Thompson (University at Albany)
27. Rochester (from Calgary via New England): Brier Jonathan (Six Nations)
28. New England (from Rochester): Connor Campbell (Brampton)
29. Minnesota: Eric Guiltinan (Brampton)
30. Vancouver: Matt Delmonico (Seton Hill)
31. New England: Mike Mawdsley (Sacred Heart University)
32. Colorado: Zach Rogers (Providence College)
33. Toronto (from Buffalo): Brandon Benn (Johns Hopkins University)
34. New England (from Toronto): Jayson Crawford (Halton Hills)
35. Edmonton (from Edmonton via Minnesota): Matt MacGrotty (Bryant University)
36. Calgary: Pat Henry (Calgary Mountaineers)
37. Rochester: Ian Martin (Six Nations)
38. Minnesota: Pat Miles (New England College)
39. Vancouver: DJ Saari (Coquitlam)
40. Minnesota (from New England): Paxton Leroux (Peterborough)
41. Colorado: DJ Giacobbo (Canisius College)
42. Colorado (from Buffalo): Terry Ellis (University at Denver)
43. Toronto: Jordan Robertson (Whitby)
44. Edmonton: Chad Mitchell (Bellarmine University)
45. Calgary: Cam Gardner (Bellarmine University)
46. Rochester: Anthony Patterson (Six Nations)
47. Edmonton (from Minnesota): Mitch McAvoy (Mercyhurst University)
48. Vancouver: Steve Ferdinandi (New Westminster)
49. Buffalo (from New England): Mike Melnychenko (Chestnut Hill)
50. Colorado: Mike Crampton (United States Air Force Academy)
51. Toronto (from Buffalo): Brady Heseltine (Mercyhurst University)
52. Toronto: Darryl Robertson (Whitby)
53. Edmonton: Mike De Girolamo (Edmonton Outlaws)
54. Calgary: Andrew Smistad (Marquette University)
55. Rochester: Zach Williams (Six Nations Rebels)
The New England Black Wolves have traded Jordan Hall to the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for their 11th and 28th overall selections in the 2014 Entry Draft and their first round selection in the 2015 Entry Draft.
The New England Black Wolves have traded their first round selection in the 2015 Entry Draft and their third round selection in the 2016 Entry Draft to the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for their 6th, 8th, 26th, 27th selections in the 2014 Entry Draft.
The Vancouver Stealth have traded Nick Weiss, the 9th overall selection in the 2014 Entry Draft, their 2nd round selection in the 2015 Entry Draft, and their 1st round selection in the 2018 Entry Draft to the Buffalo Bandits in exchange for Rory Smith and Eric Penney and the 12th overall selection in the 2014 Entry Draft.
The Edmonton Rush have traded their 7th selection in the 2014 Entry Draft to the Colorado Mammoth in exchange for the 13th selection in the 2014 Entry Draft and a second round selection in the 2015 Entry Draft.
The Colorado Mammoth have traded the rights of Mike McNamara to the New England Black Wolves in exchange for the 17th selection in the 2014 Entry Draft.
The New England Black Wolves have traded the 27th selection in the 2014 Entry Draft to the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for their third round selection in the 2015 Entry Draft.
The Minnesota Swarm have traded Jay Card to the New England Black Wolves in exchange for the 40th selection in the 2014 Entry Draft.
The Buffalo Bandits have traded their 6th round selection in the 2016 Entry Draft to the New England Black Wolves in exchange for the 49th selection in the 2014 Entry Draft.